A long time

I see the owner of Winkie's finally got arrested. That has been going on for a long time and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

Massive aggravation

I would to thank the person who found my ACCESS card outside of Boyer's in Mount Carmel on Friday morning. He saved a lot of aggravation. Whoever you are, thank you. God bless you.

Pretzel logic

This makes a lot of sense. I recently moved into the neighborhood and parked near my neighbors house. It upset his daughter because she likes parking there. Now he brings another car he doesn't really use and parks it in that spot and won't move it so I can't park there anymore. How does that accomplish anything? His daughter still can't park there. Frog's take: He sure fixed your wagon, huh?

Trail rated

I just came up Walnut Street again. I usually come up Walnut Street two or three times a day. Why don't they fix that damn road? It is hard on everybody's car. They really ought to get it fixed.

List goes on

Blighted property tours, heroin overdoses, assault and battery filings, murders, child abuse and the list goes on and on in the News Item. If I were an employer, would I want to move my company and invest millions of dollars in equipment to the coal region? Could I trust that my employees would work for the long haul, or start and get terminated for cause or have them file for disability?

Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. In the case of the coal region, it is the deindustrialization of the coal, railroad and textile industries. Then we have resulting depopulation or changing population, abandoned buildings, high local unemployment, fragmented families, crime, and a desolate, inhospitable city landscape. Sound familiar folks?